“Teen Mom 2” star David Eason has been fired from the MTV reality show after the dad of three reportedly shared a series of homophobic tweets.
On Tuesday, MTV announced that they would officially cut ties with Jenelle Evans’ husband.
“David Eason’s personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV,” the network said in a statement to People. “With six weeks left of production on ‘Teen Mom 2,’ effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him.”
The decision to fire Eason came after fans swarmed Twitter, urging for MTV to fire the reality star due to a series of tweets Eason allegedly shared in which he called gay and transgender people “abominations,” according to People.
Though Eason’s Twitter account has been removed since the uproar, angry users have shared screenshots which show that Eason also seemingly shared thoughts advocating for the right to carry concealed weapons. Evans’ husband reportedly tweeted, “It only makes sense to protect our kids the proper way… the only way we know how.”
His remarks sparked backlash on the social media platform prompting a Twitter war between users.
On Tuesday, Evans defended her husband in statement to TMZ.
“David didn’t understand how offensive people would get or how Twitter even works. Now that he realizes his voice is very strong within media/tabloids he has deactivated his account. He agrees he will keep his comments to himself from now on,” she said. “David doesn’t hate people from the LGBT community. My old manager was gay and used to be one of me and David’s close friends. We attended Farrah’s birthday in Miami with a lot of LGBT people there, and he didn’t act in any type of way. We went had a good time and left. We are sorry for the comments that were made.”
The news of Eason’s firing comes right after his wife revealed that she used drugs while pregnant with her daughter Ensley last year.
In a new interview with Vince Russo’s podcast “The Brand,” the “Teen Mom” star admitted that she tested positive for marijuana after giving birth to her daughter.
“I’m not going to lie about that,” she said on the podcast. “I tested positive for THC and Ensley did not test positive. I did. So CPS [Child Protective Services] were like — I was in the hospital — they said, ‘Did you smoke when you were pregnant?’ I said, ‘I did within the past 30 days. I said I have really bad esophageal spasms and I throw up every 5 minutes, I can’t even eat.’ And they said, ‘Okay, some moms do that. We are not here to judge, we are writing down your information.’”
Evans opened up about her battle with drugs in her 2017 book, “Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom.”
According to People, in the book the mother wrote about the beginning of her opioid abuse and said that she “won’t glamorize the drug by going into the long details of why people love it so damned much,” but admitted that her “first trip was amazing.”
The star made it clear that her life has significantly changed since then.
“First of all, if I were on drugs I wouldn’t be able to sit here in the morning and get the kids ready and eat healthily,” Evans stated on the podcast. “Or I’d be losing a lot of weight.”
India: Head of ‘world’s largest family’ Ziona Chana dies – leaving behind 39 wives and 94 children | World News
A man said to be the head of the world’s largest family has died in northeastern India.
Ziona Chana had 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren – all of whom lived together in a four-storey pink house with about 100 rooms in Baktawng in Mizoram state.
The 76-year-old was the leader of a local Christian sect, named Chana, founded by his father in 1942 and with a current membership of hundreds of families.
Ziona married his first wife when he was 17 and claimed he once married 10 women in a year.
They shared a dormitory near his private bedroom and locals said he liked to have seven or eight of them by his side at all times.
The chief minister of Mizoram confirmed his death on Twitter, saying the village of Baktawng had become a “major tourist attraction” because of the family.
With a total of 167 members, the family is the world’s largest, according to local media, although this depends on whether you count Mr Chana’s grandchildren.
In a 2011 interview with Reuters, Ziona said: “I am ready to expand my family and willing to go to any extent to marry.
“I have so many people to care for and look after, and I consider myself a lucky man.”
Vladimir Putin: ‘Where is the proof’ Russia is waging a cyber war against the United States? | World News
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has denied claims his country is waging a cyber war against the United States.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News, the Russian president rebuffed accusations Russian hackers, or the government itself, is using technological warfare against America – as baseless.
He said claims his country was involved in cyber attacks had become “farcical”, asking: “Where is the evidence? Where is the proof?”
“We have been accused of all kinds of things: election interference, cyber attacks and so on and so forth. And not once, not one time did they bother to produce any kind of evidence or proof,” he said.
Evidence has been put forward by US intelligence services of Russian hackers targeting the federal government and meddling in US elections.
Mr Putin also denied ordering the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
Pressed on whether he had any involvement, he said: “Look, such decisions in this country are not made by the president.”
Russian intelligence services have been accused of poisoning Mr Navalny, who survived the incident but now remains in a Russian prison.
Asked whether the former opposition leader would make it out of prison alive, Mr Putin said: “He will not be treated any worse than anybody else.”
Mr Putin’s comments come just two days before he and Joe Biden are due to sit down for talks in Geneva on Wednesday.
The US president will be fresh from his meeting with NATO leaders, who have signalled that Russia remains a security risk to Western allies.
In his interview with NBC, Mr Putin said Russia would be willing to engage with other countries including the US and would value “predictability and stability”.
The Russian president has made no secret that he supported Mr Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump, who he called “extraordinary” and “talented”.
Mr Putin and Mr Biden have had somewhat more rocky relations, with the current US president agreeing when asked whether he thought the Russian president was a killer.
When this was put to Mr Putin, he replied: “Over my tenure, I’ve gotten used to attacks from all kinds of angles. And none of it surprises me.”
Finke Desert Race crash: Spectator killed and two injured at Australian off-road event | World News
A man has died and two others have been injured after a car crashed into spectators during a race in Australia.
The car, which was taking part in the 285-mile (460km) Finke Desert Race, struck a group of people around 22 miles (35km) from the finish.
A 60-year-old man died at the scene.
A man in his 50s was seriously injured and taken to Alice Springs Hospital, while the driver, a woman in her 50s, suffered minor injuries, Northern Territory police confirmed.
Police have issued an appeal for information as they continue to investigate the circumstances.
Motorsport Australia issued a statement calling it “tragic news” and offering “sympathies to the families, friends and all those impacted”.
The governing body also said it would begin its own investigation and provide counselling to all competitors, officials and people associated with the race.
The track is described on its website as having a “reputation for being one of the most difficult off-road courses in one of the most remote places in the world”.
The two-day off-road, multi-terrain race for motorcycles, cars, buggies and quads through desert country between Alice Springs and the town of Aputula, also known as Finke, takes place every June.
The car section of the race has now been cancelled.
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